Oceanography Teacher Resources
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In this oceanography worksheet, students fill out short answer questions about oceanography in order to get a merit badge. Students complete 9 questions total.
Students experience the field of oceanography. In this oceanography lesson, students role-play the career of oceanographer. Students log on to Second Life and research algae blooms and coral sanctuaries. Students simulate an oil spill and research the harmful effects of the spill on marine life.
Students investigate various careers in the field of oceanography. They conduct Internet research, record data on a spreadsheet, write a justification to explain why someone should accept a position found online, and write a letter to a company.
Young scholars investigate various careers in the field of oceanography. They create a resume, develop a hypothetical company, create a brochure or web page, plan an ad campaign, or write an article about a teacher that has influenced them.
Students research the five major sub disciplines of oceanography. They, in groups, list questions that each type of oceanographer would pose for a research project, then describe three research projects, and the type of oceanographer involved.
High schoolers identify differences between jobs and careers, and identify career areas within the broad field of oceanography. They research, compare and contrast requirements needed to become a practitioner of various oceanographic career fields, determine high school courses that would be most beneficial for someone planning oceanography career, and create computer-based group projects relating to an oceanographic career.
Practice reading comprehension by approaching oceanography through 2 pages of informational text. The text give introductory coverage of oceanography in practice, ocean zones, names of the 5 oceans, ocean features, and marine life. Three true/false and 6 fill-in-the-blank questions follow, prompting students on direct recall and comprehension. To add interest, consider some pre-reading activities, such as guessing words that will appear in the text!
Students research career areas within the field of oceanography. They read interviews of people who work in these fields and discuss how the fields are similar. They write a paragraph or more telling what career choice sounded most appealing to them and why.
Sixth graders choose a topic for an Oceanography report, discuss copyright law and the need to cite sources. They use the bibliography sheet gather information and graphics. Students complete a research project using research, word-processing, and graphics skills.
Young scholars examine marine life. In this oceanography lesson, students design a multimedia project using PowerPoint or HyperStudio that encompasses research that they do on ocean ecosystems.
In this word search worksheet, students locate 21 words related to oceanography. Words include remove, erosion, and Hawaiian Islands.
In this online interactive oceanography crossword puzzle learning exercise, students use 7 clues to find the appropriate answers to complete the word puzzle.
Students identify the accomplishments in oceanography from 17th-19th century, construct a time line with the scientists in chronological order, and discuss the parallels of oceanographic contributions with those in other areas of science or history.
Students sample goodies from an unseen ocean floor and try to accurately describe their composition. This simulation helps students explain the limitations of sampling and the problem of obtaining representative samples of sea floor sediments.
Learners create a video about their oceanography unit where they role-play various animals from the ocean. In this oceanography lesson plan, students create a paper mural and then costumes for the animals. Learners role-play the animals and create a video. Students may publish the video as a pod cast.
Students explore biology by researching fishing equipment. For this oceanography lesson, students discuss the impact of human technology on the fish population. Students utilize marbles as a visual aide and complete fish population worksheets before creating a poster presentation in class.
Fourth graders work in groups to research ocean currents and create posters with their findings. They locate the patterns and names of major ocean currents and identify them on a map. Students also use red pencil to show ocean currents on a map.
In this oceanography worksheet, students convert the echo sounding time to the depth of the ocean. They label thirty-two bodies of water on a world map.
Students explore physics by completing a water experiment in class. In this waves lesson plan, students utilize a pitcher, box, corks, balloons and other household objects to conduct a tsunami activity. Students record their results on a worksheet and define a list of vocabulary terms regarding oceanography.
In this movie learning exercise, 6th graders respond to questions about the movie entitled "Andre." Students complete 12 short answer questions about oceanography and fishing villages covered in the film.